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16 yr rape victim sets herself on fire

Posted on Jan 12, 02:58PM | IBNS

A 16-year-old girl set herself on fire after her neighbour allegedly raped her in Haryana's Sonipat district, media reports said on Saturday.

The girl's family alleged that their neighbour, who was identified as Rakesh, lured her to his car and then raped her earlier this month.

The victim's family said Rakesh even threatened to kill her in case she disclosed the incident to anybody.

The minor, who has suffered 90 percent burns, reportedly set herself on fire on Friday.

Doctors treating the victim in a Rohtak hospital said her condition is critical.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Sonipat, Balbir Singh, said the victim's mother has registered a complaint in connection to the incident.

Singh said the victim is a student of Class X.

The statement of her family has been recorded, he said.

No arrests have been made so far.